ELIGIBILITY: High School and undergraduate students may enter, so long as they are enrolled fulltime in any Kansas college, university or high school during the current school year, or the spring semester of the preceding year. All material submitted must be the work of the student(s) and produced and aired (on broadcast, cable, web cast, or podcast) during the current school year, or the preceding spring semester.
AWARDS: A KAB Award plaque will be given in each category of each division unless, in the opinion of the judges, no award is deserved. Likewise, if there are deserving entries, a second place and/or honorable mention will be given.
PRESENTATION: Awards will be presented during the Awards Luncheon at the April Student Seminar.
JUDGING: Entries will be judged on excellence, believability, creativity and effectiveness. Judging criteria as applicable, will include theme, phrasing, salesmanship, technical, opening and closing. If in the opinion of the judges an entry is submitted in the wrong division or category, it will be moved to the proper classification.
ENTRY FEES: $10.00 per entry. Pay online, submit a check or phone in your credit card number for the total of your entry fees. 214 SW 6th St, Suite 300, Topeka KS 66603.
Entry Deadline: Entries must be UPLOADED to betternewspapercontest.com by 11:59 p.m., February 15.
Instructions for how to upload can be found here.
NOTE: All entries submitted must be entirely the work of students. Individual students or in the case of “coanchors” may enter only one entry per category. In the play by play category an individual can only enter once as the play by play announcer, and may be on one other entry as the analyst.
COMPETITION GROUPS: Radio and Television A) High School; B) College Undergraduate
DISQUALIFICATIONS: Any entry that does not follow all specifications as outlined will be disqualified. Entrants will not be notified of disqualification, nor will entry fee be refunded.
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